General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that another popular character has likely been cut from the ABC soap. According to Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential, multiple sources claim Robert Palmer Watkins is out as Dillon Quartermaine and that the actor is upset at the blindside firing. This news should come as quite a shock to GH fans. Word has it that Watkins was taken aback as well.
When General Hospital viewers first heard about Steve Burton’s return, we all knew it wouldn’t come cheap. Watkins’ dismissal is likely a way to scrap up some extra cash. The same goes for Rebecca Budig’s recent departure from the role of Hayden Barnes.
GH also had to think about who was most important to the stories they wanted to tell. Dillon is involved in a popular pairing with Kiki Jerome (Hayley Erin), but what else does he really do these days? Maybe they viewed Watkins as a waste of money since he hasn’t been crucial to any hot plots in a while.
Still, this is a major blow. There aren’t many Quatermaines left and we really need to keep that family alive in Port Charles. It’ll be tough to watch another one walk away. General Hospital spoilers state that Dillon and Kiki will reevaluate their relationship down the road. Will they decide that they’re growing apart?
Whatever the case, the show will have to find a way to break them up. They might pretend they’re going to try a long-distance romance before ultimately splitting. Then again, they could simply part ways and just let it go. Of course, there’s always a chance that they could kill Dillon off. That seems harsh since Kiki already struggled with Morgan Corinthos’ (Bryan Craig) death.
Who will Kiki be paired with after Dillon exits? Are you bummed about Robert Palmer Watkins’ firing? Are you worried other beloved characters and actors will be forced out? We’ll give you updates as other General Hospital news comes in. Stay tuned to GH and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, updates and news. Sign up for our FREE newsletter by clicking here and get the latest breaking soap news!
— RobertPalmerWatkins (@Robertpwatkins) August 15, 2017